February 12, 2013 Subject:
Great show - HORRID venue
I was at this show and wondered why there were no audience recordings of it when all other shows for this tour in 2010 were on the Archive within days. The SBD sounds awesome. I really despised this venue tucked into an upper scale neighborhood in Santa Barbara. It was all concrete and reserved seats and really no place comfortable to hang out or dance. The vibes there were REALLY weird - that could have been my state of mind but I was too aware the whole time that I was in a stifling venue with lots of restrictive things. I remember crowds of frat guys and sorority girls up top near the Budweiser booths and they were all just yacking through the show. One of them FREAKED when I placed my beer 2 feet from his beer on a rock wall..."oh I thought you were stealing my beer- you know, all these freaks here are just too much to deal with......."
Still, it was a great and WEIRD show for me but it was a great song selection and I was okay when they were actually playing and I wasn't fixating on how uncomfortable I was for this entire show.